GreenGeeks is a web hosting provider that is perhaps best known for its commitment to the environment. They have committed to offsetting their energy use by replacing each amperage they take from the grid with three times the amount of amperage in the form of renewable energy. Additionally, they designed their hosting platform to be as energy-efficient as possible.
GreenGeeks was founded in 2006, and they currently host over 500,000 websites. However, we have to ask ourselves, can this number be attributed solely to their environmental commitment, or is there more to it? In this review, we will look at whether GreenGeeks offers quality web hosting in addition to being eco-friendly.
GreenGeek’s Hosting Plans
GreenGeeks offers a variety of hosting plans. These include shared hosting, CMS hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated hosting.
- Shared Hosting Plans
GreenGeeks has three shared hosting plans. All these plans include unlimited storage, email accounts, and bandwidth, as well as a free domain and SSL certificate. Additionally, all three plans include access to the Cloudflare content delivery network (CDN).
- CMS Hosting Plans
GreenGeeks offers three hosting plans that are optimized for either WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal. These are shared hosting plans where GreenGeeks takes care of things like site migration, updating the CMS core, protection from brute force and DDoS attacks, and security scans. Furthermore, all sites are isolated from the other accounts on the shared server, and they offer 24/7 US-based support.
- VPS Hosting Plans
VPS hosting plans are an ideal solution for higher traffic sites because they offer the cost-saving benefits of a shared server, with the dedicated resources of a dedicated server. GreenGeeks has three VPS hosting plans. All their VPS plans come with a free SSL certificate, a free website transfer, and a free Softaculous license. Furthermore, all plans are managed, meaning GreenGeeks takes care of all maintenance and management related to the server.
- Dedicated Hosting Plans
GreenGeeks has four dedicated hosting plans. All their plans use server-grade Intel processors, hard drives, memory, and equipment. They also all come with five IP addresses and a 10,000 GB transfer.
Features of GreenGeeks Hosting
All of GreenGeeks’ hosting plans have a cPanel interface that offers many functional elements. These elements include the one-click software installer Softaculous, cPanel account migration, SEO tools, polls and survey software, form generators, and Magento, osCommerce, and PrestaShop shopping cards. It also offers account management and statistics. This feature will allow you to manage multiple domains, purchase additional services, open support tickets, review your storage usage, and analyze your website statistics.
GreenGeeks offers nightly automated backups for all their hosting plans. Additionally, they offer one free restore per month. After that, it’s $25 per restore.
The average industry uptime is 99.95%. GreenGeeks features an average uptime of 99.98%. This implies that GreenGeeks has better performance than the average web host. Furthermore, GreenGeeks offers a guarantee of 99.9% uptime. This means that for any downtime that exceeds 0.1%, you will receive an account credit.
For optimal speed, GreenGeeks uses LiteSpeed web server software and SSD hard drives. As a result, they have an average load speed of 305 ms.
- Site Builder
GreenGeeks offers users the free website builder tool SitePad. This builder features hundreds of different mobile-friendly themes that you can customize with a drag-and-drop editor tool.
The closer your customers are to your server, the faster your site will load for them. This is why GreenGeeks offers its clients the option of hosting their site at one of five datacenter locations. These locations are Chicago, Phoenix, Toronto, Montreal, and Amsterdam. Additionally, all their datacenters offer a high level of security and redundancy.
At the beginning of this article, we explained that GreenGeeks is an eco-friendly web host. However, we wanted to know if they offered a quality hosting service. After reviewing the various hosting options and their features and the components of their hosting service, including its performance and speed, we can conclude that GreenGeeks does offer quality green web hosting.